The Razer Viper is a lightweight gaming mouse designed in collaboration with eSports professionals and can be counted on for extreme accuracy in competitions, thanks to the company’s 5G Optical Sensor and Razer Speedflex Cable, which minimizes the desktop drag. It’s also the first Razer mouse to boast the new Optical Mouse Switches, which offer three times the actuation speed of traditional mechanical mouse switches.
Traditional mechanical switches transmit electrical signals using metallic contact, thus creating a residual bouncing effect that can introduce multiple signals. To ensure only a single click is registered, a de-bounce delay is used – resulting in a slower response time. Razer’s Optical Switches do not require any physical contact to send a signal since it uses an infrared light beam that passes through a shutter to fire an electrical signal to the computer. This means the switches respond instantaneously to every finger press, making sure each action is executed to the player’s intent.
Weighing just 69g, the Viper is also Razer’s lightest wired mouse ever, and it doesn’t even have a skeletal shell, but rather a solid, ambidextrous chassis that does not compromise on strength or durability. The 5G Optical Sensor features a 16,000 DPI native resolution, 99.4% resolution accuracy and tracking at 450 Inches Per Second (IPS).
Plus, DPI settings can be fine-tuned through the Razer Synapse 3 software and saved using the Viper’s on-board DPI storage. This gives players instant access to their personal settings wherever they are, complete with eight programmable buttons that can be customized with macros and secondary functions. It’s available now here, priced at $79.99.
“The Razer Viper has been designed ground up in collaboration with some of Team Razer’s best esports athletes. With Optical Mouse Switches and Razer’s market-leading 5G sensor in an ambidextrous, lightweight mouse, the Viper delivers the high-performance precision and control needed to succeed in any of today’s competitive games,” said Alvin Cheung, Senior Vice President of Razer’s peripherals business unit.